America’s Country goes 100% Christmas!

Yes! Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, November 25th, America’s Country will go 100% Christmas Music! Commercial-free and only 2 interruptions per hour to ID the station. We’ll present an enormous variety of music from the great classics from Bing and Burl to oddities from all sorts of genres. The music will span from Nov. 25th through Dec. 31st. With all this great music and no commercials, why you want to listen to those FM stations?

If you need any help setting up our stream to play in your home or at your office/store, please email me: and I can give you some tips.

If you are a musical person and have some Christmas music recorded, I will consider any submissions! Please send a link or an attachment with a high quality (192 kb/s or better) MP3 or a WAV file to

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

America’s Country – Listen NOW!



Happy Easter!!

Let us remember our Savior’s ultimate sacrifice, death and resurrection.

In-N-Out and Christmas Music

Orem, UT In-N-Out
In-N-Out, Orem, UT

Hi, folks! I MUST report on  my visit to the opening night of In-N-Out Burger in Orem, Utah. Lines! That’s what I was dreading most but when I got there, last night around 6:30, it looked long but I moved through pretty quickly. I met up with some friends who had been in line and when I found out that Rachel wasn’t going to be able to make it in time for us to eat together, I had to get out of line and head to the end. That second move through the queue took about 25 minutes! Rachel arrived just in time for us to order and our friends were just getting finished so we sat at their table. I ordered a Double-Double with no onion or tomato. Rachel a hamburger with onion and no tomato. Wyatt a plain burger with just spread. We had two drinks and two orders of fries. Everything was great! “That is a TASTY cheeseburger!” Though not exactly a Big Kahuna, this is in the upper echelon of the burger kingdom! Both the Orem and the Draper locations opened yesterday and by 7pm, the guy at the door said they both had combined sales of over 8,000 burgers! The West Jordan location should open in a couple weeks and then the American Fork store should open just before Christmas. Yes, there is a lot of hype about what seems to be a silly burger joint, but let me just tell you: you gotta go there and give it a try, it’ll be well worth it! Continue reading “In-N-Out and Christmas Music”

Holiday Season 2009… Heeeere weeee go!

It’s nuts! I know I recently posted something like this before Halloween but I’m telling you, time does not give us a break! Finally, it’s snowed a bit here in Utah which has helped usher in the feeling of the Holiday Season. I love the snow, but in my older age, it’s become more of an aesthetically pleasing element. In other words, I like snow… to look at. Now that it involves back-breaking shoveling and finger-freezing, sadly, I’m not such a huge fan. Don’t get me wrong, it won’t take a lot of begging to get me on a sled at the crest of a huge slope of smooth, slick white. I do enjoy the off snowball fight as well. But it could take more urging these days.

Here we are at the cusp of a family birthday, Turkey Day, two more family birthdays, Christmas, yet another family birthday and finally New Year’s. Talk about breaking the bank. Not just our local credit union branch, I’m talking about energy, time, and patience as well. This is probably not the busiest among you all, I’m sure there are more families who are much busier.. my heart goes out to you! Thankfully, my dear Mother will be coming into town the week of Thanksgiving and I’m sure she will be a big help with some of those “banks” I mentioned above. Since Rachel and I have joined Weight Watchers, my request for my Mom’s famous fried chicken may have to be canceled. That is one of my favorite meals from my childhood. No, I haven’t brought this up with her yet, I’m waiting to see how to best approach this… Continue reading “Holiday Season 2009… Heeeere weeee go!”

Memorial Day – 2009

Memorial Day 2009
Memorial Day 2009

An incredible Memorial Day weekend! Fun, Family, Friends and good food! That really encapsulates the last 3 days for the Marini family. Saturday we awoke and got to work finishing trimming the backyard. John, our friend, came over with his weed whacker and handsaw. We made easy work of a buncha over-grown weeds and some unwanted bushes. We raked a good bit of it up. We rented a Home Depot pickup truck and hauled away last year’s branches as well as our torn-down ramp. We hauled it all up to the Utah County Landfill. We ate some lunch and did some shopping. We also purchased a new BBQ Grill. It was a busy day but was a lot of fun.

We went to church and relaxed on Sunday. We assembled the BBQ before church and it was beauty! We went to Grandma’s for a ham and potato dinner. It was a good visit.

Monday, we did some more shopping in the morning and Bekah and John came with us to go see Lexie. Lexie is the name we chose for our new puppy. She had grown quite a bit in just 2 weeks since we had first seen her. Wyatt just loved holding and cuddling with her. It was very cute. We all took a turn holding Lexie and getting more familiar. We headed home when Rachel, Bekah and Wyatt went to the pool. John and I were in charge of grilling. John had assembled some wonderful kabobs and brought some delicious steaks he got fresh from a family member just recently. We grilled up some Brats, some chicken and corn, still in the husk. Needless to say, it was an outstanding debut for the new grill and our first BBQ of 2009. Grandma joined us for dinner and really enjoyed herself.

This weekend was certainly one for the books – or the blog! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.

Thank you to all those who have served in our Armed Forces and those who are now serving.


(I will post pics later today!)